Interview with Nature Photographer Alex Pansier
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Audrey van der Hoorn
5d ago
Picture title: Hello World © Alex Pansier  Behind the Lens: Alex Pansier …What inspires you to photograph? Are there specific themes, locations, or people that particularly intrigue you? “Structures, patterns, and a minimal use of color inspire my photography. I love minimalist high- and low-key photography, especially in cold regions. A nearly black-and-white photo with a tiny color accent for example… Name: Alex PansierAge: 49 – not quite 50 yet ?Occupation: Full-time nature photographer (formerly internet entrepreneur)Current residence: Oss – the Netherlands Social media: Website ..read more
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Interview with Nature Photographer Jeffrey Kauffman
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Audrey van der Hoorn
5d ago
Picture title: Shaking Off The Cold © Jeffrey Kauffman | NPOTY 2023 Runner-up | Category Mammals Behind the Lens: Jeffrey Kauffman …What inspires you to photograph? Are there specific themes, locations, or people that particularly intrigue you? “About six or seven years ago, I began photographing American Bald Eagles near my home in Maryland, and that’s when my passion for photography took off. At the time, I didn’t know much about photography, but my curiosity drove me to learn more…. Name: Jeffrey KauffmanAge: 55Occupation: Fulltime commercial refrigeration technicianCurrent residence: La ..read more
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Interview with Nature Photographer Jeffrey Kauffman
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Audrey van der Hoorn
1M ago
Picture title: Shaking Off The Cold © Jeffrey Kauffman | NPOTY 2023 Runner-up | Category Mammals Behind the Lens: Jeffrey Kauffman …What inspires you to photograph? Are there specific themes, locations, or people that particularly intrigue you? “About six or seven years ago, I began photographing American Bald Eagles near my home in Maryland, and that’s when my passion for photography took off. At the time, I didn’t know much about photography, but my curiosity drove me to learn more…. Name: Jeffrey KauffmanAge: 55Occupation: Fulltime commercial refrigeration technicianCurrent residence: La ..read more
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Nature photographer Ernst Dirksen about raising the bar and inventing oneself over and over
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
2M ago
How can you as a nature photographer remain interesting and inspiring for your audience?  To get an answer to that question, I interviewed Dutch nature photographer Ernst Dirksen. At the NPOTY contest 2022 he was category-winner and highly commended in the category ‘Black and White’. Ernst describes himself as a person who always gives 100% effort. He is always looking for something special and will do (almost) anything for it. His pursuit of the right photo resulted on several occasions with a number of forest keepers chasing after him. But in the end, all this extra effort resulted i ..read more
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Interview Jacquie Matechuk, Nature Photographer of the Year, 2023
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Lesley
8M ago
November 11, 2023 Interview by Erik Ruiterman Today the jury of the prestigious Nature Photographer of the Year contest announced the winners of this year’s edition. I spoke to Jacquie Matechuk shortly after she learned that she may call herself the Nature Photographer of the Year 2023 and she was still over the moon. Jacquie: “It seems almost surreal. I saw the quality of the other competitors and I was really impressed. To me it was already an honor to be one of the finalist. I feel deeply grateful for the jury and the organization of Nature Talks, to grant me such&nbs ..read more
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Nature photographer Bas van Laarhoven about creativity, authenticity and gratitude
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
1y ago
How does a deep-felt fascination with mountains at a young age become the start of a successful career as a professional nature photographer? To get an answer to that question, I interviewed Dutch nature photographer Bas van Laarhoven. At the NPOTY contest 2022 he was highly commended in the category ‘Nature of “De Lage Landen”‘. Bas is a renowned, multi awarded nature photographer who specializes in landscape and abstract nature photography. From an early age on he has a fascination for mountains, but through the years also he learned to appreciate his rural environment as an important sou ..read more
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Nature photographer Ripan Biswas about critters, spreading awareness and our hope for a better future
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
1y ago
What kind of photographer will one become when you grow up in a little village at the edge of the fascinating Indian jungle? To get an answer to that question, I interviewed Indian nature photographer Ripan Biswas. At the NPOTY contest 2021 he was both highly commended in the ‘Plants and Fungi’ category and runner-up in the Peoples Choice award. Ripan is a multi-award winning nature photographer and story teller with a strong opinion on the role that people and animals play in our complex ecosystem. His work is published in various national and international magazines like Sanctuary Asia &a ..read more
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Nature photographer Roie Galitz about influencing, storytelling and stop waisting time!
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
2y ago
What are your goals if you have a passion for wildlife photography, witness the effects of climate change and are blessed with a strong entrepreneurial spirit? To get an answer to that question, I interviewed Israeli nature photographer, Greenpeace ambassador and environmental diplomat Roie Galitz. In the 2021 NPOTY contest, he was winner in the Black and White category. As a nature photographer, Roie travels to the most extreme habitats in the world, photographing animals as they have never been seen before. But this also makes him more aware of the distress of nature due to man’s influenc ..read more
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Nature photographer Jie Fischer about what is needed for a photo that stands the test of time.
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
2y ago
How does a deeply rooted love for cats leads to traveling the world and photograph nature in a way that creates visual and emotional impact? To get an answer to that question, I interviewed Chinese nature photographer Jie Fischer. At the NPOTY contest 2020 she was highly commended in the ‘Landscape’ category. Jie loves nature, although she lives in big cities all her life. She has always loved animals, especially cats and sees herself as a crazy cat lady surrounded by four cats (lol). What Jie Fischer appreciates in animal relationships is the fact that there is no gossip, no betrayal and n ..read more
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Nature photographer Georg Nies about the beautiful underwater world and the importance of an ethic approach
Nature Photographer of the Year
by Erik Ruiterman
2y ago
How does a recreational diving course turn into a lifelong career, both intellectually, professionally and romantically? To get an answer to that question, I interviewed the German nature photographer Georg Nies. At the NPOTY contest 2021 he was winner in the category ‘Under Water’. Through the years Georg found the perfect way to combine his big passions – underwater photography and marine biology – with his professional life. He became the German representative for SEACAM underwater photo gear. He is a diving instructor. And he is organizing workshops for underwater photography in the mos ..read more
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